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February 10, 2008

McCain - The Political Opportunist

Bob Cusack, in an article written for The Hill on 3/28/2007, describes discussions/negotiations Senator John McCain (R-AZ) had with leaders of the Democratic Party in 2001 that would have had McCain leaving the Republican Party, becoming an independent and caucusing with the Democrats.

(Then-Senate minority leader, Tom) "Daschle said that throughout April and May of 2001, he and McCain “had meetings and conversations on the floor and in his office, I think in mine as well, about how we would do it, what the conditions would be. We talked about committees and his seniority … [A lot of issues] were on the table.”"

To be fair, Daschle's claim was denied by McCain's campaign.

In a statement released by his campaign, McCain said, “As I said in 2001, I never considered leaving the Republican Party, period.”

Perhaps McCain was leading the Democrats down the primrose path; perhaps not.

You can read the entire article here and decide for yourself.

Posted by Rick | February 10, 2008 02:02 PM | Political Science

February 7, 2008

Anybody But McCain

It appears that the Republican party has been taken over by liberals such as John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. While I, as a conservative, have been a proud Republican since my college days, it is becoming increasingly apparent that I need a new, more conservative party to support and be a member of.

I found I could not support Bush '41' in 1992 after he supported NAFTA and broke his no new taxes pledge. Bush '43' has spent like a drunken sailor and refuses to control illegal immigration - he wasted money putting the National Guard on the border with no weapons and no mandate to stop illegals. Exactly how long has it been since the fence was supposed to have been built? McCain will support 'amnesty' for illegals; won't interrogate captured terrorists; will raise taxes à la Bush 41; will continue to support McCain-Feingold; can't be trusted to appoint conservative judges. Where are the conservative Presidential candidates in the Republican party?

We need someone with the courage to veto this crap. Unfortunately, McCain, who if he were to become President, is likely to sign every Democratic program that crosses his desk, including free health care for everyone.

ABM - Anybody but McCain!

Posted by Rick | February 7, 2008 12:58 AM | Political Science

February 4, 2008

"John MCain - True Conservative" - Another Hillarious Oxymoron

John McCain just can't help himself. The good Senator apparently believes, as most liberals do, that if you say something often enough people will believe it is true, no matter that it is just so much hogwash.

I was watching MSNBC for a couple minutes this afternoon and saw a campaign ad being run by the Senator's own campaign that ended with the full screen saying "John McCain - True Conservative." You can watch the ad here.

This ad shows just how desperate he is to sleep in the White House for the next four years and, not unlike Hillary Clinton, will say anything, absolutely anything, to get there.

Posted by Rick | February 4, 2008 03:03 PM | Political Science

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